Portland, ME, January 23, 2017 – Digital history pioneer HistoryIT and the American Association for State and Local History today announced a partnership that will help history organizations draw new value from their digital collections. AASLH members are now able to receive a strategic plan and 21st century digital prototype through HistoryIT’s Digital Compass.
“This is an ideal solution for small organizations that have done some digitization, and now want to make their materials available in a way that is useful and sustainable,” said HistoryIT CEO Kristen Gwinn-Becker, PhD. “Many digital collections aren’t searchable today via Google, much less digitized to a standard where they will be accessible in the future.”
Drawing on extensive experience with clients ranging from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, HistoryIT will provide interested AASLH member organizations clear direction on how to develop, expand, and benefit from their digital collections.
“We’re delighted to be able to offer this additional benefit of membership to the people and institutions we serve,” said John Dichtl, AASLH President & CEO. “HistoryIT is a knowledgeable partner ready to work with our members at an affordable price.”
More information about the Digital Compass program is available online at www.historyit.com/compass. As an Affinity Partner of the AASLH, HistoryIT also provides members with a 20% discount on all subscriptions for its next generation digital collection management software.
About the American Association for State and Local History:
The American Association for State and Local History is a not-for-profit professional organization of individuals and institutions working to preserve and promote history. From its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AASLH provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans. AASLH publishes books, technical publications, a quarterly magazine, and monthly newsletter. The association also sponsors regional and national training workshops and an annual meeting.
HistoryIT, a leading digital history company, provides a new approach to making historical collections more accessible, discoverable and useful. Headquartered in Portland, Maine, and owned by professional historians and technologists, HistoryIT brings industry-leading expertise to preserve historical collections of all types and sizes and to make them easily accessible to audiences ranging from scholars to the general public. Clients include cultural institutions, universities, corporations, professional associations, sports teams and others.